I became a Reiki Master yesterday.
This has been over 10 years in the making, but I am so glad that I did it. It was an important part of my physical, mental and spiritual healing – not only from my autoimmune issues, but also from the abuse that I have suffered over the years.
The peace that this has given me is amazing. And I have to say that it was truly a life-changing experience.
For those who do not know what Reiki is, this is a brief description.
Reiki is a method of energy healing that originated in Japan and is based on Buddhist teachings and philosophy. While originating from Buddhism, Reiki is NOT aligned with any religion and is not a religious practice in itself. It is a spiritual practice (at least for me), but is primarily a healing practice.
Reiki uses the universal life-force or energy that surrounds everything on Earth to support and encourage the body to heal itself. It can heal on all levels – physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. The body wants to heal, it is smart and it knows what it needs. Reiki allows that to happen. It is also protective, something that gives me great comfort.
Reiki can be a hands-on treatment (laying on hands), but it can also be a totally hands-off treatment – either by just “hovering” the hands over the body of the person being treated, or by distance treatment – yes you can provide a Reiki treatment for someone who is not physically present – even for someone on the other side of the world! The energies know where to go and what is needed. It is very gentle and very safe. This makes it ideal for those who cannot or do not like to be touched.
Reiki does not diagnose, and should not replace regular medical care. But it does work very well alongside other treatment modalities, both alternative and allopathic. It is a holistic treatment, treating the whole body on all levels.
I intend to use the Reiki along side my regular massage practice, incorporating it into my massages to make them more effective, but I can also offer a stand-alone Reiki treatment if requested. For the stand-alone Reiki, you would not need to undress, and you would not need to even be touched. This makes it an ideal healing treatment for those who do not like to be touched (for anyone who has suffered from physical or sexual abuse for example).
Anyone in Calgary, Alberta, Canada who wishes to book a treatment with me, I can be contacted via Hands On Massage Therapy or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
I can also give distance Reiki treatments on request. Please contact me at email@example.com for pricing and details.